TNPSC Thervupettagam

Man-Elephant conflict

January 25 , 2023 507 days 430 0
  • The Odisha government has come up with a ‘comprehensive action plan for conservation of elephants and mitigation of human-elephant conflict.
  • The State has been divided into four zones.
  • The Zone I will be ‘Elephant Conservation Zone’, which is three elephant reserves.
  • The Zone II will be treated as a co-existence zone, intending to increase habitat quality and viability and reduce conflict through long- term strategies.
  • Zone III will be a Conflict Mitigation Zone where steps will be taken to reduce conflict through short-term strategies.
  • The Zone IV will be a no-go area for elephants.
  • The jumbos straying in this zone to be captured and translocated forthwith to identified locations.
  • In the past nine years, Odisha has lost close to 700 elephants, while the human deaths in human-elephant encounters have reached 860.

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